Vip Malaysia - The best food in Johore

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When discussing about Johor, it is comes to mind this southern state of Malaysia is very rich in culture and traditional food. So let's focus on the best food for Johorean (synonymous as people in Johor or Bangsa Johor)

1. Asam Pedas Mak Limah

Asam Pedas Mak Limah

Also known as Kedai Makan Selera Murni

A trip to Johor would be incomplete without a sampling of the famous Asam Pedas dish, and a taste from Asam Pedas Mak Limah will surely leave your palate tingling for more.

Asam Pedas Ikan Merah

Literally translated to “Hot and Sour”, Asam Pedas is a traditional delicacy made of dried chillies, shallots, garlic, belacan(shrimp paste), tamarind juice and a concoction of spices blended together to create an aromatic light gravy poured over your choice of fish. At  Mak Limah’s, Ikan Tenggiri, Ikan Parang, Ikan Duri, and Ikan Pari are the top choices for hungry patrons. 

Devour the Asam Pedas on its own or plus a few  add-ons  like Tempe Goreng, Ikan Masin and Ayam Rendang to truly make your visit  worthwhile.

Favourite Menu

Asam Pedas Ikan Merah
Ayam Rendang
Kobis Goreng
Bendi Goreng
Telur Masin
Ikan Masin
Tempe Goreng
Kacang Panjang Goreng

Contact Restoran Asam Pedas Mak Limah

Address:

Restoran Asam Pedas Mak Limah

Jalan Shahbandar, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

Tel: +6017-603 1059 or +606-384 3170

Business Hours: 6.00am to 5.00pm (Everyday except Friday)

Asam Pedas Mak Pon

Asam Pedas Mak Pon

You are fans of asam pedas ? Then you should give asam pedas Mak Pon a try.

Located at Parit Jawa, Muar Johor, it is a sour yet spicy and tastes out of ordinary satisfying classic Malaysian dish that good enough to make you gulp and growl.

asam pedas mak pon

Served with fragrant hot rice, there’s a variety of fish to choose from red snapper to catfish and their hot selling mackerel fish. The fishes basically come fresh from the boat since the stall itself is less than 100 foot steps from fishermen’s boats. Absolutely something that will make you come back again and again.

How to get there?

Asam Pedas Mak Pon,

Jalan Jabbar, Parit Jawa,

84150 Parit Jawa,

Johor, Malaysia

Tel: +60 12-707 3471

Business Hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu

Simplicity at its best, Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu serves up an appetising dish of rice and fried chicken prepared traditionally with firewood.

ayam goreng dapur kayu

Step into the simplistic interior of Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu, located near the Nestle Factory in Johor Bahru for an explosion of taste.

Its simple  menu comprises of plain white rice, pickled vegetables and fried chicken cooked on a traditional stove using firewood  – a flavourful combination that will forever be etched in your mind. Its affordability is a plus point, but the main star is definitely the rustic way they prepare the succulent and tender poultry.

Favourite Menu

  • Nasi Putih
  • Ayam Goreng Berempah
  • Kuah Asam Pedas
  • Kuah Kari
  • Acar Timun/Nenas
  • Sambal Tumis

How to get there?

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu

Kawasan Perindustrian Dato Onn, 80350 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim. (Infront of Nestle Factory)

Telephone: +6016-715 4390

Business Hour: 10am-2.30pm everyday

BP Walk

BP Walk

Taste the nightlife of Batu Pahat at BP Walk, where everything comes alive after sunset. During football season, BP Walk is transformed into a mini stadium as football lovers congregate alongside this strip to watch the matches. Big screen TV’s are supplied by the food joints and trendy café’s here, and echoes of cheers can be heard from miles away.

But fear not, this vibrant street also has plenty to offer to  visitors who are looking forward to relax, shop and taste the culinary wonders of Batu Pahat.

The pulsating BP Walk is situated alongside Jalan Rahmat and holds plenty of pleasures for visitors. This cobbled strip comes alive after dark, beckoning visitors of all types of race, religion, and age to explore its many delights. After a tour around the walk, stop by and lepak at the humble Sitam Soup Corner Delicious kiosk for a hearty bowl of soup of your choice to re-energise, or  take a big bite at Ramly Café before you continue on with your shopping adventure. Plenty of these joints are open all through the night, so don’t worry about running out of time. 

How to get there?

BP Walk

Jalan Rahmat,

83000 Batu Pahat,

Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: 1300-86-6727

Business Hours: 6.00pm to 1.00am

Burgerbyte

Burgerbyte

Bite into chunks of home-made patties at Burgerbytes – where taste and originality are main ingredients.

burgerbyte

In their central kitchen, the jubilant Burgerbyte’s chefs can be seen shaping pounds of chunky meat into patties. On the other corner, other ingredients are prepped – mayonnaise, black pepper sauce and more are made in the very kitchen. These arduous processes are worth it as patrons have clearly enjoyed the wholesome burger goodness of Burger Bytes.

With the endless support from the licensee, crews and most importantly Malaysian customers, Burgerbytes have managed to create more than 100 job opportunities and successful entrepreneurs in Sentul, Damansara, Ampang, and Shah Alam.

However, when you’re in Johor Bahru, be sure to try step into the original spot where the magic first happened.

How to get there?

Burgerbytes

No. 43 & 44,

Jalan Ibrahim,

8000 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone:+6019-733 4779 / +6017-7326043

Business Hours: 5:00pm – 1:00am (Everyday)

Cendol Segar Amat

Cendol Segar Amat

Too hot to handle? Try the best cendol in Segamat town. Cendol Segar Amat is located at the centre of Segamat City and they have a few branches around Segamat.  Beside cendol you should try their delicous ’Mee Rojak’ when you visit Segamat.

cendol segar amat

How to get there?

Cendol Segar Ahmad

No 3 Tingkat Bawah,

Jalan Muhibbah,

85000 Segamat District,

Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 7-931 9494

Business Hours: 10.30am-6.30pm everyday

Coconut Shake Luar Biasa

Coconut Shake Luar Biasa

For coconut shake lover, Coconut Shake Luar Biasa can be a rescue to your addiction to Coconut Shake. Located at Parit Bunga, Muar, you can get a glass of mouth watering Coconut Shake.

Also you can try other meals like Durian Goreng, Cendol Durian, ABC Durian, Durian Crepe and special burger set.

How to get there?

Tiang Letrik MRTK B6,

KM 7, Parit Bunga,

84000 Muar,

Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: +6013-765 9294

Business Hours: 11:00AM – 11:00PM

Dee Beach Tomyam Seafood Mersing

Dee Beach Tomyam Seafood Mersing

Johor is known for both its beautiful sea front and good food and Dee Beach Tomyam Seafood in Mersing will let you experience both simultaneously. Customers have been giving rave reviews and keep coming back for more after their first visit.

 

You will get to enjoy the great view and ambience of being on the coast, as you spoil yourself with seafood dishes prepared in the local and Western style, the restaurant’s signature Tomyam dish or grilled fish made to order, any way you want, fresh from the sea.

If you and your friends opt to sweat it out before a sumptuous meal, they have a Futsal court nearby. So be it food or sport they have it all.

Favourite Menu

  • Ikan Bakar
  • Sup Ekor
  • Kerang
  • Tauhu Jepun
  • Butterprawn
  • Nasi dagang
  • Facilities:
  • Near to the beach
  • Futsal court nearby

How to get there?

Dee Beach Tomyam Seafood

Jalan Dato onn,

86800 Mersing,

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Tel: +6019 – 728 9982 / +6012 – 733 7083

Gerai Belangkas Mahkota

Gerai Belangkas Mahkota

Seafood galore! If seafood is your craving, then Gerai Belangkas Mahkota will have the perfect remedy for your grumbling stomach. 

 

The locals say “Belangkas”, others say “King Crab”, but the hungry folks simply say “yummy”. Belangkas, as the locals call it, is a popular seafood option here in Johor and Gerai Belangkas Mahkota is the best place to sample it.

Cooked and served in an aromatic bowl of Asam Pedas, this dish is sure to whet one’s appetite and bring a growl to one’s stomach. Patrons can also request for a side dish of Belangkas egg and other seafood options such as Ikan Pari Bakar, Kupang and many other dishes.

A quick tip to visitors who are about to visit Gerai Belangkas Mahkota: Make sure you come with an empty stomach! 

Most Wanted Menu

  • Ikan Pari Bakar
  • Belangkas Asam Pedas
  • Sambal Belacan
  • Kari Ayam Kampung
  • Siput Gonggong
  • Kupang
  • Telur Dadar
  • Ikan Sembilang 

How to get there?

Gerai Belangkas Mahkota

Jalan Tun Sri Lanang,

81900 Kota Tinggi,

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6019-725 6994

Hairie Food Industry

Hairie Food Industry

How to get there?

Hairie Food Industry

TL 114, Jalan Benut

Kg Dato Ibrahim Majid

86200 Simpang Renggam

Kluang, Johor

Telephone: +6012 – 751 9271

Kedai Ucu Selera Kita

Kedai Ucu Selera Kita

A local food heaven, Kedai Ucu Selera Kita is known for the many varieties of local dishes it serves and its affordable pricing.

Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan Ebek

If you are looking for a place to fill your belly with local delicacies without a significant dent to your pocket, this is the place to come to.

Most Wanted Menu

  • Asam Pedas Kepala Ikan Ebek
  • ABC (Sweet, icy dessert also known as Ais Kacang)
  • Pisang Muda Masak Lemak (Banana cooked in creamy soup)
  • Siput Sedut Masak Lemak (Belitung cooked in creamy soup)

How to get there?

Kedai Ucu Selera Kita

Jalan Makam,

86800 Mersing,

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6 012-762 1149 / +6013-770 4463

Business Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm (Everyday)

Kemangi Restaurant

Kemangi Restaurant

Kemangi Restaurant is located at the ground floor of No 907 Jalan Bakek, in the town of Pontian Kechil.

 The restaurant specialises in Malay cuisine, with Mee Gulung (noodles wrapped in egg omelet and drenched in gravy) as its signature dish, though it also serves Thai , Chinese and Western cuisines too.

Most Wanted Menus

  • Malay Cuisine
  • Thai Cuisine
  • Chinese Cuisine
  • Western Cuisine
  • Mee Gulung

How to get there?

Kemangi Restaurant

No 907, Jalan Bakek, Tingkat Bawah 82000 Pontian Kechil

Johor Darul Takzim

Malaysia.

Telephone: +6012-988 0972

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (11.00am – 11.00pm)

Ketupat Sabri

Ketupat Sabri

Ketupat Sabri is the first restaurant in Pontian to exclusively serve Raya delicacies, much to the delight of the locals.

For those who crave for local dishes that are traditionally only served during festivities, their worry is over, without having to wait for Hari Raya to come.

Festive mood is always in season at Ketupat Sabri, a place where you can taste the delightful delicacies of Raya on any day of the week.

One can enjoy traditional Hari Raya dishes such as Ketupat, Burasak, Beef Rendang and many more, all year round!

This diner is easily located thanks to its prime location near Pontian Hospital – but should you fail to find it, the always helpful folks in Pontian will surely point out the way for you.

Most Wanted Menus

  • Burasak
  • Lepat Tui
  • Rendang Daging
  • Sayur Lodeh
  • Serunding
  • Sambal Kacang

How to get there?

In front of Pontian Hospital, Pontian, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Telephone: +6017-739 3478

Kluang Rail Coffee

Kluang Rail Coffee

For those seeking to experience true old-style Malaysian cuisine, be it a steaming hot cup of aromatic coffee or a delightful plate of nasi lemak with sambal on the side, Kluang RailCoffee offers an enticing taste of eclectic local flavours.

Soak in the culturally diverse heritage of an authentic kopitiam, the perfect microcosm to experience the incredible allure of the Malaysian ‘Muhibbah’ spirit.

Kluang Rail Coffee

Kluang Rail Coffee promises a dining experience that is both gastronomic perfection and a socially enlivening interaction, to satisfy even the most discerning.

A fixture for over three generations, Kluang Rail Coffee’s menu and service is both an authentic preservation of our past  and a representation of the present and our vibrant future.

Most Wanted Menus

  • Curry Noodles
  • Mee Siam Ayam
  • Rojak Tauhu
  • Porridge
  • Sambal Telur Bread

How to get there?

Kluang Rail Coffee

20 & 21, 1st Floor & Ground Floor, Jalan Tasik 1, Pusat Perniagaan Tasik, 86000 Kluang,

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +607-773 8391

Business Hours: Friday-Wednesday 7.00am – 12.00 noon & 2.30pm-6.00pm

http://kluangrailcoffee.com.my

Lokap Café

Lokap Café

Dine at Lokap Café – where the astoundingly delectable food will keep your taste buds locked in amazement.

If there’s one word to describe Lokap Café, personality would be it. There is the prison themed interior, ebullient food-makers to greet you, and varieties  of western and local food to burst your taste buds.

The menu, changing every quarterly, will entice you to come in again, and again, and again – just like its name, your taste buds are trapped here for eternity.

Most Wanted Menu

  • Burger
  • Lokap Pasta
  • Menu will be changed every 3 months interval

How to get there?

Lokap Café

No. 11, Jalan Dhoby

Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6012-797 0440

Business Hours: Everyday except Monday (5:00pm – 12:00am)

Medan Ikan Bakar Johoriau

Medan Ikan Bakar Johoriau

If you are looking for local Johorean seafood with a 5-star rating and a restaurant with great design, then head over to the feast that is at the Medan Ikan Bakar Johoriau.

Known as the best place to enjoy seafood and grilled fish in Pontian, it is truly a culinary experience that is worth a visit. Offering exotic cuisine such as Belangkas Lemak Cili Padi one could not but say yes to the dish.

Aside from the grilled seafood, they also serve Western menu and Nasi Briyani Ayam so everyone is catered for.

Most Wanted Foods & Drinks

  • Belangkas Lemak Cili Padi
  • BBQ
  • Seafood
  • Western
  • ABC Kelapa Ice cream
  • Nasi Briyani Ayam

How to get there?

Medan Ikan Bakar Johoriau

T-16 ,Kampung Parit Maidin, Jalan Tanjung Piai Serkat

82036, Pontian

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +607 – 696 0666

Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau

Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau

Try out all the good food at Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau for the diverse taste of Malaysia!

Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau is a food court with stalls that sell all types of food. There’s the newly opened Laksalicious stall that serves Laksa Penang, and the western stall serving all kinds of chops.

Here, famished patrons can stroll around from stall to stall to see what they’ve got to offer. Settle down with a dish – or two – and enjoy the delectable offerings that this Medan Selera has to offer.

Most Famous Stall

  • Laksa Penang @ Stall #13 Laksalicious House
  • Otak-Otak
  • Asam Pedas @ Stall #17 Asam Pedas Power
  • Nasi Goreng
  • Ikan Bakar @ Stall #30 Uncle Ayong
  • ABC @ Stall #1 Gerai Yong Yong Stall
  • Murtabak Singapore
  • Satay @ Stall #12 Arif Salam

Best stalls (Recommended)

  • Laksalicious House
  • Asam Pedas Power

How to get there?

Jalan Sungai Chat

80100 Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Business Hours:Evening until night

Mee Bandung Central

Mee Bandung Central

The go-to restaurant to find many of Muar’s gastronomic delicacies in one place, Mee Bandung Central takes its name from Muar’s signature dish, none other than the Mee Bandung noodle dish.

Thus far it had gotten rave reviews from customers and is no doubt a must-go mecca for those who favours Mee Bandung.

mee bandung central

Other than Mee Bandung, the restaurant also serve other local dishes like Nasi Rempah, Soto, Ayam Golek and Nasi Lemak. You can also try satay especially sate perut because it is so delicious!

Most Wanted Foods & Drinks

  • Mee Bandung
  • Nasi Rempah
  • Soto
  • Nasi Lemak
  • Lontong
  • Satay
  • Ayam Golek

How to get there?

Mee Bandung Central

Jalan Merak, Tanjung Agas,

Muar, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

(Near to Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar entrance and Taman Kenangan Tun Syed Nasir)

Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya

Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya

Deadly name as it may sound but the taste of it would just make you love to call for another bowl.

A dish that can be found only at Batu Pahat, mee racun (poison noodle) basically a famous noodle in a spicy tomato-based gravy, tofu and it comes with a gear box bones that believed to be mee racun tulang Sri Jaya’s specialty

6.00pm-12.00am everyday

As simple as it is, it’s
apparently become a favorite noodle not only for locals, but also a visitor from another town. Don’t be fooled by the name though, this is definitely the only poison that your parents never warned you about.

How to get there?

Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya

TL1, Jalan Rotan Tungal

Taman Sri Jaya

83000 Batu Pahat

Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 17-674 6066

Business Hours: 6.00pm-12.00am everyday

Mee Bandung Abu Bakar Hanipah

Mee Rebus Abu Bakar Hanipah

The origin of the iconic Mee Rebus Muar, Mee Rebus Abu Bakar Hanipah still serve the noodle dish using the same recipe that was passed down from the current owner’s late father.

Mee Rebus Abu Bakar Hanipah

It also still operates from the same premise which it shares with Wah San Kopitiam, a harmonious partnership,a tribute  to the melting pot nature of Johor, in cuisine as in everything else.

Mee Rebus and Mee Bandung is a must-eat food when you’re in Muar, as it is a delicacy that has made the town and state famous all over.

All time Favourite Menus

  • Mee Rebus
  • Mee Bandung
  • Nasi Goreng Ayam
  • Local Coffee
  • Satay
  • Soto

How to get there?

Mee Bandung Abu Bakar Hanipah

9A, Jalan Abdullah

Muar, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

(Sharing the same restaurant with Wah San Kopitiam)

Telephone: +6016-656 5755 / +6012-254 2720 / +6012-259 0046

Business Hours: 7.00am – 4.00pm

Mee Rebus Sentap Anim

Mee Rebus Sentap Anim

A visit to Pontian would not be complete without a visit to Mee Rebus Sentap Anim, well known for the best Mee Rebus in town.

Other than its signature dish, the restaurant also serves local cuisine such as Soto Nasi, Soto Mee along with Beef and Chicken Satay.

The must-try menu will be the eclectic variety of colourful fusion drinks with unique favours. A taste of Johor in a bowl and a glass, at an affordable price too.

Signature Foods

  • Mee Rebus
  • Mihun Rebus
  • Soto Nasi
  • Soto Mee
  • Soto Mihun
  • Sate Daging/Ayam/Lembu
  • Jagung Cincau

How to get there?

Mee Rebus Sentap Anim

No 52, Sri Damai

Kampung Mesjid, Pekan Nanas

Pontian, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Telephone: +6017 – 762 8646 / +6017 – 752 7997

Business Hours: 5:00pm – 12:30am (Friday to Wednesday)
Close on Thursdays

Mee Siput Kak Chik Enterprise

Mee Siput Kak Chik Enterprise

Tired of the same taste of Mee? Let’s give a try of Mee Siput with Sambal Tumis which is famous among Johorean as one of the snack.

Address/ Location

KB 6 (B) Lorong 1,Kg Sawah Ring

84700 Gersik,Ledang, Johor

Contact No: +6019 – 627 6578

Muha Tomyam

Muha Tomyam

A local lunch crowd favourite Muha Tomyam is known for its variety, serving over 20 sumptuous dishes at midday meal.

The restaurant serves delicious Thai cuisine such as Seafood Tomyam as well as other traditional local Malay favourites.

Most Wanted Food and Drinks

  • Sotong Goreng Tepung (Deep Fried Calamari)
  • Ikan Siakap (3 rasa/Stim/Masam Manis)
  • Tomyam Campur (Mixed Tomyam)
  • Chapchai
  • Daging Kunyit
  • Fresh Fruit Juices

How to get there?

Muha Tomyam

Bandar Putra, Kulaijaya

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Contact Number: +6012-771 5206

Business Hour: Monday to Friday (10:00am – 2:00am)
Saturday & Sunday (10:00am – 3:00am)

Nasi Gulai Kawah & Asam Pedas Haji Ishak

Nasi Gulai Kawah & Asam Pedas Haji Ishak

Nearby Ailang Hotel, situated at Blok L Perumahan Flat Haji Manan, a short distance from Kluang railway station, this eatery is famous for its ‘gulai kawah’, beef  curry cooked in a big wok.

The  oxtail soup is another must-taste dish.

Being so famous and wellknown, locals and tourists are advised to be early for  lunch because  after 2pm the food here is always sold out early.

Signature Foods and Drinks

  • Nasi Gulai Kawah
  • Sup Ekor
  • Asam Pedas

How to get there?

Nasi Gulai Kawah & Asam Pedas Haji Ishak

Blok L Perumahan Flat Haji Manan

Kluang, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6019-776 7026 / +6012 747 2964

Nasi Lemak Bandar Putra

Nasi Lemak Bandar Putra

Also known as “Nasi Lemak Tapau”

Nasi Lemak Bandar Putra is of two famous stalls that is said to offer the best nasi lemak Malay rice dish in Kulai, the other being Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut.

As any local would attest, its nasi lemak is a must -try for fans of the dish or those seeking to experience this mainstay of Malaysian local cousine.

Favourite Food and Drinks

  • Nasi Lemak
  • Mee Kari
  • Big Karipap
  • Otak-otak

How to get there?

Nasi Lemak Bandar Putra

Kulaijaya (near to hardware shop)

Johor Darul Ta’zim

Telephone: +6019-733 2000 or +6012-798 2912

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (3:30pm – 12:00am)

Nasi Lemak Cik Chom

Nasi Lemak Cik Chom

Here where people should abandon their diet and savour the specialty of famous Nasi lemak Cik Chom.

Located exactly at Bandar Batu Pahat, served simple hot fluffy and aromatic green rice topped with moderate spicy sambal and fancy add-ons such as fried chicken, sotong king, and sea bass enough to fill your tummy with happiness.

Cik Chom’s operation hour start from 4:30 till 10 pm. Come earlier because at 5pm there’s nary an empty table in sight, come at 9pm they probably sold out and you might not want that to happen.

How to get there?

Nasi Lemak Cik Chom

No. 16, Jalan Kencana 1a/1

83300 Sri Gading, Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 12-707 3471

Business Hours: 4:30PM – 10:30PM

Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut

Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut

Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut which literally translates into “flatulent uncle coconut rice” is a famous stall in Kulai that serves what is said to one of the best nasi lemak  with fried crispy chicken and sambal in the district.

Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut

Thus far, it has received rave reviews for its savoury dish and customers often need to queue due to large numbers of those who come for a taste of Wak Kentut’s nasi lemak.

In operation for 30 years and counting the stall serves not only Malays but Chinese and Indians regulars as well.

Everyday it is estimated that the stall goes through 150 whole chickens and 110 kilograms of rice.

Signature Foods

Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng

How to get there?

Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut

144, 44, Jalan Susur Kulai 2

Taman Kulai Besar

81000 Kulai, Johor Darul Ta’zim

Contact No: +6012-754 3818 / +6012-548 3818 / +6012-730 1749

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (3:30pm – 12:00am)

Pakistan Restaurant Tandoori House

Pakistan Restaurant Tandoori House

Pakistan Restaurant Tandoori House (MYL Tandoori House)

Javanese, Chinese, Malay and Arab influences are not the only ones that help shape Johor culinary culture, there is a dash of Indian too in the mix, the proof of which is in the pudding so to speak.

Or perhaps in the paratha served at the MYL Tandoori House in Kota Tinggi. The Pakistan emigre-owned food joint is a favourite of local Indians and provides an affordable glance of the sub-continent’s cuisine.

The restaurant serves both vegetarian and non- vegetarian menu and decks out a good spread of Indian dishes such as Ayam Tandoori, Roti Nan and Nasi Beriani, though it is most known for its customised parathas that are made to order.

Being a working man’s restaurant, it is not a five- star establishment, but it is a great place to get a taste of original Indian food without elaborate trappings.

Specialities

  • Puri
  • Roti Naan
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Nasi Briyani

How to get there?

Pakistan Restaurant Tandoori House

No.19 Jalan Niaga 5

Kota Tinggi, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +607-882 1049

Business Hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm

Pisang Mawar

Pisang Mawar

Crisp, golden batter hiding a soft, sweet banana cooked to absolute perfection, this will take your taste buds for a wild ride.

Pisang Mawar is arguably the most famous pisang goreng joint in Johor Bahru for a very good reason. The banana fritters, which are what the stall is famous for, are served with a spicy, savoury sauce which creates a contrast of flavours that works perfectly together.

This stall also serves other traditional kuih including kuih lapis and curry puffs as well as more filling meals such as nasi ambang and nasi lemak. Pisang Mawar is open every day except Saturday, but it can get very crowded on weekend afternoons so be sure to drop in early to get your dose of pisang goreng.

How to get there?

Off Jalan Sungai Chat

80100 Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6019 – 754 9595

Business Hours: Noon until afternoon

Restoran Adwa Nasi Kandar

Restoran Adwa Nasi Kandar

Serves largely a signature dish of Penang, you do not need to leave the south just to have Nasi Kandar.

Nasi Kandar Adwa Restaurant

All you need to do is to visit Nasi Kandar Adwa Restaurant, which brings this northern delicacy to Bandar Putra, Kulai.

Specialities

Nasi Lemak
Noodles
Kopitiam
Nasi Biryani
Maggie Goreng

How to get there?

Restoran Adwa Nasi Kandar

No 3107, Jalan Merbau 1

Bandar Putra

81000 Kulai, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Tel:+6011-211 5329

Business Hours: 24 hours (Everyday)

Restoran Asli Mualaf Asam Pedas

Restoran Asli Mualaf Asam Pedas

Longing for the asam pedas that is so Pontian? Drive over to Restoran Asli Mualaf Assam Pedas where you can pick your own fresh fish, be it the pari (stingray) or any other to be cooked with your preferred dish.

It specialises in the savoury and spicy traditional dish and has set many a customer’s tongue a-flame (in a good way) and a-wagging on how great it is.

Restoran Asli Mualaf Asam Pedas

Their Kangkung Goreng will have you craving for more, their egg omelette, a simple dish made to taste so special leaves you wondering if you are eating what you are suppose to be eating.

Overall, the great reviews the restaurant has gotten from its patrons is well deserved.

Signature Dishes

  • Asam Pedas Pari
  • Telur dadar
  • Kangkung goreng

How to get there?

Restoran Asli Mualaf Asam Pedas

No. 21 Jalan Delima 1,

Pusat Perdagangan, Pontian Besar

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6017-706 3374 / +6013-796 9018 / +6010 – 709 2093

Restoran Basher Nasi Ayam

Restoran Basher Nasi Ayam

Basher’s chicken rice is a must- try for all who step foot in Kota Tinggi Johor – so put this restaurant in your ‘must visit’ list.

Basher Nasi Ayam Restaurant and its franchises are synonymous with Kota Tinggi. Visitors from other states have been known to visit Kota Tinggi just to have Basher’s famous chicken rice for lunch and dinner.

Restoran Basher Nasi Ayam

Although their special menu is the chicken rice,they have plenty of other special delicacies for your palette. Eat like the locals and try the Nasi Beriani and Mee Bandung for a truly authentic Johor experience – you can book the restaurant  and catering services for  special events the next time you’re in Johor

Signature Foods

  • Nasi Ayam
  • Nasi Beriani
  • Mee Bandung

Direction/ Address

Restoran Basher Nasi Ayam

Jalan Niaga 2, Kota Tinggi

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone Number:+6017-269 7700

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Restoran D’Merong

Restoran D’Merong

Restoran D’Merong, located at Jalan Pasar, offers a variety of local delicacies for patrons. This food heaven served up plenty of treats for early risers, the lunch crowd and night owls with a long list of menu that aims to delight.

Restoran D’Merong

For those with limited time, aim straight for D’Merong’s succulent Lontong Rendang Daging or Mee Rebus to satisfy your hunger pangs.

Signature Foods

Soto Daging
Nasi Lemak Sambal
Tauhu & Tempe Goreng
Mee Rebus
Lontong rendang daging

Contact Restaurant

Restoran D’Merong

No. 14 & 15, Jalan Pasar

83000 Batu Pahat

Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: N/A

Business Hours: 6.00am to 5.00pm

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

Calling out for lamb lover out there, hunt down to Restoran kari kambing 40, definitely a must-go place to eat if you’re in town. The taste and fragrant of curry would get you the feeling of stumbled upon a hidden treasure.

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

There’s also a chicken curry and other side dishes option that you can choose from to eat with mandy rice. The allure of their curry would just make you go gaga and trust us, you’ll find it difficult to limit yourself to eat just one round of plate.

How to get there?

Restoran Kari Kambing 40 Hari

Jalan Besar, 83700 Yong Peng, Johor, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 7-758 3129

7:30AM – 3:00PM

Restoran RZ

Restoran RZ

Been to Segamat and looking for restaurant serve various of dishes? Find yourself at Restoran RZ located at Jalan Utama which is near to Secret Recipe in Segamat. This restaurant are established since year 1983.

Restoran RZ

Famous with its ‘Sambal Udang Galah’ (spicy prawn) , do prepare your stomach for some delicious menus that is quite a hit there! So many cooking styles for each different dish, your tummy will be so delighted.

How to get there?

Restoran RZ

NO. 34, Jalan Utama 2/3

85000 Segamat District

Johore, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 7-932 1468

Business Hours: 10.00am-4.00pm everyday

Restoran Selasih

Restoran Selasih

Send your taste buds on a gastronomical adventure, sampling quintessential Malay fare in a proper restaurant environment.

Restoran Selasih at Persada Convention Centre specialises in Malay delicacies from all Malaysian states. While they do serve tried-and-tested Malay dishes such as Lontong and Nasi Briyani, this restaurant has also amalgamated ordinary Malay food, concocting extraordinary creations like mee rebus gearbox.

The booming success of this outlet has led them to open another outlet in Seri Gelam with mostly the same menu. Restoran Selasih offers more of a hotel dining concept, meaning that prices are higher than normal restaurants but once you sink your teeth into some of the finest Malay cuisine in all of Johor Bahru, you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

How to Reach Here

Restoran Selasih

Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, P.O. Box 293,80730 Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone No: +607–219 9999 (For reservation)

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (7.00 AM – 10.30 PM)

Restoran Terapung Bujang Firefly

Restoran Terapung Bujang Firefly

Dine on a floating boat across the mangroves  of Desaru and watch the fireflies on a romantic night out with your loved one.

A mere 20-minutes’ drive from Kota Tinggi, Restoran Terapung Bujang Firefly serves a range of seafood and western dishes for visitors to choose from.

What makes it special, however, is that all of these dishes will be served on a floating boat to enhance your gourmet experience.

The restaurant also offers a unique firefly tour at an additional cost of about RM20, where you can cruise the mangrove swamp and watch the fireflies for the ultimate romantic night out.

Our Signature Dishes

  • Firefly Sightseeing
  • River Cruise
  • Dining
    • Ketam Black Pepper (Black Pepper Crab)

    • Butter Prawn

    • Siakap 3 Rasa (3 Flavoured Seabass)

    • Sup Ayam Pedas (Spicy Chicken Soup)

    • Kalian Goreng Belacan

Contact Us

Restoran Terapung Bujang Firefly

Jalan Johor Silica

Sungai Lebam Tanjong Surat

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +6012-759 3468 / +6013-702 7057 / +6013-755 8640

Business Operation Hours: 12.00pm-12.00am

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Restoran Zafran – Nasi Arab

Restoran Zafran – Nasi Arab

Be prepared to be transported to the Sahara desert with a bite of Zafran’s signature dishes.

Zafran Restaurant is a true gem with aplenty to offer. Beyond its simplistic décor are some of the best Arab dishes in Johor Bahru – a claim bestowed by all of its patrons.

Restoran Zafran – Nasi Arab

The food are surprisingly reasonably priced, and the taste surprisingly explosive. To truly feel the magic, you have to stop by and taste them for yourself.

Our Specialities

  • Middle Eastern and Arabian Cuisine

How to get there?

Restoran Zafran – Nasi Arab

No. 22, Jalan Padi Emas 2

Bandar Baru Uda

81200 Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: 6011-3774 0912 / +6012-70 6302

Business Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday (11:00am – 11:00pm)

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Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang

Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang

Slurp away at ZZ Sup Tulang, the best place for a delectable bowl of Mee Rebus Sup Tulang.

Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang

Restoran ZZ sup tulang is definitely in the “must-try” restaurant list when you are in Johor Bahru.  This restaurant serves a delicious Mee Rebus Sup Tulang and you cannot find this dish in any other restaurant  in Johor Bahru – the one and only, in  Johor Bahru!

Its popularity is such that it has spawned a franchise chain in Johor Bahru , thanks to the numerous numbers of loyal customers who swear by the quality of this dish that love and crave the food they served.

Our Signature Foods

  • Mee Rebus Sup Tulang
  • Mee Rebus Daging
  • Sup Tulang
  • Nasi Ayam Penyet
  • Mee Sup Ayam

How to Reach Here?

Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang

Lot 667, JKR Daerah Jalan Petrie

Off Jalan Mariamah

80100 Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone No: +6012-722 7209 / +6013-749 2671

Business Hours: Monday to Sunday (7:00am – 1:00am)

Branches/ Outlets

  • Setia Tropika
  • Damansara Aliff
  • Hutan Bandar, Johor Bahru

Salahuddin Bakery

Salahuddin Bakery

The wafting aroma of baking bread warmed by crackling flame of the wood-fired oven is enough to entice anyone walking along Jalan Dhoby to stop by.

Kedai Roti Salahuddin in the old part of Johor Bahru has amassed a loyal following from locals since it first opened.

This bakery prepares breads, cakes and pastries the old-fashioned way using a 70-year-old wood-fired oven to bake their goods, infusing them with a traditional, rustic flavour. Regulars will tell you that everything here is sublime, but be sure to try their Bengali curry puffs and buns as well.

Also grab a fresh loaf of bread to go, which is best enjoyed with butter and jam. Parking can be an issue around here so it might be an idea to get someone to drive while you run in to the bakery. Do take note that Salahuddin Bakery is closed every Friday.

Contact Salahuddin Bakery

Salahuddin Bakery

No 26, Jalan Dhoby

Bandar Johor Bahru

80000 Johor Bahru

Johor Darul Ta’zim.

Telephone: +607- 227 3736 / +6012-7668380 / +6012-7688380

Business Hours: 8.00 AM – 2.00 PM (Closed on Friday)